It’s pretty much known that QF’s contract allows for compensation on the delay of A380 deliveries. What’s the chance rather than offering cash Airbus now tempt QF with more aircraft at some gotta-stop-Boeing” giveaway prices.
I can see Airbus offering some A330/A340 and further A380 at unrepeatable prices.
Let’s face it Airbus would mush rather give planes at cost, saving them handing out cash, with the bonus of stopping a 777/747/787 order to a highly respected carrier
Airbus marketing is pretty damn slick and they will come up with some very convincing arguments against the Boeing product.
Let me stress – I am neither pro Airbus nor Boeing. This is just talk that is about.